Angus Fairhurst



Born in Kent


Canterbury Art College, Kent


Goldsmith's College, London

Solo Exhibitions


Sadie Coles HQ, London, M Museum, Leuven, Belgium


Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire, UK Angus Fairhurst, Arnolfini, Bristol, UK


Angus Fairhurst, Sadie Coles HQ, London, UK


Angus Fairhurst, Grimm Fine Art, Amsterdam ,Unwit, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York (NY), USA


Notnot, Vacio 9, Madrid, Spain


Unwork, Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin, Germany,Dysuniversal, Georg Kargl, Vienna, Austria

Drunkenmasters (Angus Fairhurst, Liam Gillick, Cerith Wyn Evans), Galeria Fortes Vilaça, SPaolo, Brazil

In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida (with Sarah Lucas and Damien Hirst), Tate Britain, London, UK (cat.)


Angus Fairhurst, Alphadelta Gallery Artio Gallery, Athens, Greece


This Does Not Last More Than One Second, Spacex Gallery, Exeter, UK, More or Less Angus Fairhurst, Sadie Coles HQ, London, UK

Angus Fairhurst More or Less, China Art Objects Gallery, Los Angeles (CA), USA, This Does Not Last More Than Ten Seconds, Kunsthalle St Gallen, St Gallen, Switzerland


The Trouble with Comedy, Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin Art Fair, Berlin, Germany

The Foundation, Ursula Blickle Stiftung, Kraichtal, Germany (cat.) and Kunsthalle St.Gallen, St Gallen, Switzerland


The Missing Link, Sadie Coles HQ, London, UK, Standing Stock Still, Anton Kern Gallery, New York (NY), USA

Odd-Bod Photography (with Sarah Lucas), Sadie Coles HQ, London and Kolnischer Kunstverein, Cologne, Germany


Stand Still and Rot, Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin, Germany


Low Lower Lowest, Jay Jopling/White Cube, London, UK, The Artist Has Left (with Lothar Hempel), Anton Kern Gallery, New York (NY), USA

A Cheap and Ill-fitting Relationship, Paul Andriesse Gallery, Amsterdam, A False Dawn On The Road To Personal And Artistic Freedoms,

Ridinghouse Editions, London, UK


Gallery Connections, Karsten Schubert Ltd., London, UK, Drawings and Cartoons, 71 Hartham Road, London, UK


All Evidence of Man Removed, Karsten Schubert Ltd., London, UK


Man Abandoned by Space, Galerie Analix, Geneva, Switzerland (cat.), Etats specifiques, Musee des Beaux-Arts Andre Malraux, Le Havre, France (cat.)


Some Went Mad, Some Ran Away, Karsten Schubert Ltd., London, UK


You in Mind, Karsten Schubert Ltd., London

Selected Group Exhibitions


Undone: Making and Unmaking in Contemporary Sculpture, Henry Moore Institute, Leeds, UK, Crucible, Gloucester Cathedral, Gloucester, UK

Yesterday will be Better, Aargauer Kunsthaus, Aarau, Switzerland, Rude Britannia: British Comic Art, Tate Britain, London

Grand National, Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium, Norway, Contemporary Kent Printmakers, School of Arts Jarman Building, Kent University, UK 

Art, curated by Michael Craig-Martin, Galerie Haas & Fuchs, Berlin, 25 Reasons We Still Need Superman, Video Art Touring Festival, Sarai CSDS, New Delhi; Hong Kong Arts Centre, Hong Kong

Walls are Talking, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester


Creatures, Londonewcastle Project Space, 28 Redchurch Street, British Subjects: Identity and Self-Fashioning 1967-2009, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College, Purchase (NY), USA

Passports. In Viaggio Con l'Arte, Milan, Italy, In Between the Lines: Recent British Drawings, Trinity Contemporary, London, UK

Time Out Beijing Video art festival, Beijing, touring to Shanghai, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Bangalore, Mumbai, Dubai and Tokyo Contemporary Eye: Material Matters, Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, UK Vlassis Caniaris. In Contrapunto, National Bank of Greece Cultural Foundation, MIET, Athens, Greece Nudes, Galeria Fortes Vilaca, Sao Paulo, Brazil Compass in Hand: Selections from The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection, Museum of Modern Art, New York (NY), USA


Sterling Stuff, Kings Palace Gallery, London, UK You dig the Tunnel, I'll Hide the Soil, White Cube Hoxton, London, UK


Nothing but Pleasure, Bawag Foundation, Vienna, Austria, Prints, Sadie Coles HQ, London, UK
Implosion: 10th Anniversary Exhibition, Anton Kern Gallery, New York (NY), USA, Dada's Boys, The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK

Survivor, Bortolami Dayan, New York, Dark, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

In the darkest hour there may be light: Works from Damien Hirst's Murderme Collection, Serpentine Gallery, London, UK

All the Best: The Deutsche Bank Collection & Zaha Hadid, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore, China (cat.), Under Construction, The Shore Institute of the Contemporary Arts, Long Branch (NJ), USA


Bazar de Ver, Galeria Fortes Vilaça, SPaolo, Brazil, Cross Section, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York (NY), USA

Threshold, MW Projects, London, UK, Vertigo, Sudeley Castle, Winchcombe, Gloucestershire, UK, Y[oung] B[ritish] A[rtists] Criss-Crossed, Galleri Kaare Bernsten, Oslo, Norway

Out of the Melting Pot, Dexia Banque Internationale à Luxembourg, Luxembourg, Looking at Words, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York (NY), USA, Threshold, Max Wigram Gallery, London, UK

Nieuwe Edities, Grimm Fine Art, Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Summer Exhibition, Royal Academy, London, UK (cat.), Collage, Bloomberg SPACE, London, UK

Incommunicado, City Art Centre, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK, 57th Aldeburgh Festival, Contemporary British Sculpture at Snape (Angus Fairhurst, Damien Hirst, Sarah Lucas), Snape, UK

Drunkenmasters (Angus Fairhurst, Liam Gillick, Cerith Wyn Evans), Galeria Fortes, Vilaça, SPaolo, Brazil, In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida (with Sarah Lucas and Damien Hirst), Tate Britain, London, UK (cat.)


Trickfilm, Buchmann Galerie, Cologne, Germany, Sterling Stuff: Fifty Sculptors, Sigurjon Olafsson Museum, Reykjavik and Royal Academy of Arts, London, UK

In Retrospect: Thirty Sculptors, Gallery Pangolin, Chalford, UK


Sterling Stuff: Fifty Sculptors, Gallery Pangolin, Chalford, UK, Generator, Spacex Gallery, Exeter, UK

Iconoclast: Beyond the Image Wars, ZKM, Karlsruhe, Germany (cat.), `Why Bother?' The Burger King Exhibition, Burger King, London, UK (cat.)

Man in the Middle, Sammlung Deutsche Bank, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, The Unblinking Eye: Lens-based work from the IMMA Collection, Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland


Casino 2001, S.M.A.K. Gent, Belgium (cat), Open Plan P3 The Marathon (curated by Sofia and Dimitria Vamiali), Alphadelta Gallery Artio Gallery, Athens, Greece (cat.)

Animations, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, New York (NY), USA, Alternative Currents, The Mac, McKinney Avenue Contemporary, Dallas (TX), USA

Century City: Art and Culture in the Modern Metropolis, Tate Modern, London, UK (cat), Lens and Paper the Beauty of Intimacy, Gemeentemuseum, The Hague and tour to Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden and Museum Haus am Waldsee, Berlin, Germany (cat.)


Apocalypse, The Royal Academy, London, UK (cat.), Video-vibe, British School in Rome, Rome, Italy (cat.)

00, Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York (NY), USA (cat.), Body Beautiful, Galerie Jennifer Flay, Paris, France

Puerile 69: Angus Fairhurst, Michael Landy, Sarah Lucas, Gillian, Wearing, The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik, Iceland (cat.)

About Collage, Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, UK (cat.), Sanssouci Oder: Die Kunst Der Entsorgung, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, Germany (cat.)

The Anagrammatical Body, ZKM Centre for Media Art and Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany, Sex and the British, Galerie Thaddeaus Ropac, Salzburg, Austria and Paris, France

Hoxton HQ, Sadie Coles HQ at Hoxton House, London, UK, Psycho, Art and Anatomy, Anne Faggionato, London, UK


Art Lovers, Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool, UK, Gallery Swap, Sadie Coles HQ at Contemporary Fine Arts, Berlin, Germany

The Anagrammatical Body, Neue Landesmuseum, Graz, Austria, HIRST FAIRHURST HUME COVENTRY QUINN, Helly Nahmad Gallery, London, UK


Thinking Aloud, Kettle's Yard, Cambridge and tour to Camden Arts Centre, London, UK (cat.) Maximum Diversity, Galerie Krinzinger in den Benger Fabrik,

Bregenezand Atelierhaus der Akademie der Bildenden Kunste,Vienna, Austria (cat.)

Crossings, Kunst Zum Horen und Sehen, Kunsthalle, Vienna, Austria (cat.) (touring exhibition)


Dimensions Variable, British Council Touring Exhibition (cat.) Package Holiday, Hydra Workshops, Hydra, Greece (cat.)

Painting, Photography, Drawing, Anton Kern Gallery, New York (NY), USA, Contemporary British Drawings, Sandra Gering Gallery, New York (NY), USA and

Galerie Paul Andriesse, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Other Men's Flowers, The British School in Rome, Rome, Italy

From Figure to Object, Karsten Schubert Ltd. and Frith Street Gallery,London, UK (cat.)


Plastic, Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol and tour to Walsall Museum and Art Gallery, Walsall, UK (cat.)

Full House, Kunstmuseum, Wolfsburg, Germany, Domestic Violence, Rhona Hoffmann Gallery, Chicago (IL)

A Small Shifting Sphere of Serious Culture, ICA, London and tour (video programme), Other Men's Flowers, Aurel Scheibler, Cologne, Germany


Brilliant! New Art From London, Walker Art Centre, Minneapolis (MI), touring to Contemporary Art Museum, Houston (TX), USA (cat.)

Corpus Delicti, Portalen, Copenhagen, Denmark (cat.)


Karaoke Football, Portikus No 58, Frankfurt am Main, Germany, Some Went Mad, Some Ran Away, Serpentine Gallery, London, UK, touring

to Nordic Arts Centre, Helsinki; Kunstverein, Hanover, Germany; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (IL), USA (cat.)

Not Self Portrait, Karsten Schubert Ltd., London, UK


Privacy, Opos, Milan, Italy (cat.) Other Men's Flowers, Factual Nonsense, London, UK


Twenty Fragile Pieces, Galerie Analix, Geneva, Switzerland (cat.)

Etats Specifiques, Musée des Beaux Arts, Le Havre, France (cat.)

Mat Collishaw, Angus Fairhurst, Abigail Lane, Viafarini, Milan, Italy (cat.)


Gambler, Building One, London, UK (cat.)

Modern Medicine, Building One, London, UK (cat.)


Freeze, PLA Building, London, UK (cat.)



, Kunsthalle St. Gallen, Switzerland

, Exeter Phoenix


Lowest Expectations, The Scala, London, UK

Lowest Expectations, British Council, Cologne, Germany

Lower Expectations, Ursula Bickle Stiftung, Kraichtal, Germany


Low Expectations, BuroFriedrich, Berlin, Germany

Low Expectations, Flex, Vienna, Austria


Top Ten Expectations, ICA, London, UK

Low Expectations, Cable Factory, Helsinki


Low Expectations, Dean Street, London, UK

Lexopewctations, Anton Kern Gallery, New York (NY), USA


Low Expectations, Brixton Academy, London, UK

Low Expectations, 56a Clerkenwell Road, London, UK